Elvis Costello

Elvis Costello



Declan Patrick MacManus (born 25 August 1954),[6] better known by his stage name Elvis Costello, is an English musician, singer-songwriter, and record producer. He began his career as part of London's pub rock scene in the early 1970s and later became associated with the first wave of the British punk and new wave movement that emerged in the mid-to-late 1970s.[7][8] His critically acclaimed debut album, My Aim Is True, was released in 1977. Shortly after recording it, he formed the Attractions as his backing band. His second album, This Year's Model, was released in 1978, and was ranked number 11 by Rolling Stone on its list of the best albums from 1967–1987. His third album, Armed Forces, was released in 1979, and features his highest-charting single "Oliver's Army" (number 2 in the UK). His first three albums all appeared on Rolling Stone's list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.

Costello and the Attractions toured and recorded together for the better part of a decade, though differences between them caused a split by 1986. Much of Costello's work since has been as a solo artist, though reunions with members of the Attractions have been credited to the group over the years. Steeped in wordplay, the vocabulary of Costello's lyrics is broad. His music has drawn on many diverse genres; one critic described him as a "pop encyclopaedia", able to "reinvent the past in his own image".[9]

He has won multiple awards in his career, including a Grammy Award, and has twice been nominated for the Brit Award for Best British Male Singer.[10] In 2003, Costello and the Attractions were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.[11] In 2004, Rolling Stone ranked Costello number 80 on their list of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time.[12]

Costello has co-written several original songs for motion pictures, including "God Give Me Strength" from Grace of My Heart (1996, with Burt Bacharach) and "The Scarlet Tide" from Cold Mountain (2003, with T-Bone Burnett). For the latter, Costello was nominated (along with Burnett) for the Academy Award for Best Original Song and the Grammy Award for Best Song Written for Visual Media.



I'll Still Love You
I'll Still Love You is a song by musical artist Elvis Costello, released on March 20, 2018.
You Shouldn't Look At Me That Way
You Shouldn't Look At Me That Way is a song by musical artist Elvis Costello, released on November 10, 2017.
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Elvis Costello has not left the building
  –  March 26, 2018
'There's a lot of rock music that's become exclusive and it's of no use to anyone. Least of all me," Elvis Costello said in an irascible but typically forthright interview with Melody Maker in 1977. "Music has to get to people. In the heart, in the head ...
James Gunn pens effusive essay about The Replacements, “an all-time classic rock band”
  –  March 24, 2018
Later, he places Paul Westerberg alongside Elvis Costello and Prince as “the best songwriters of the 1980’s” and calls the Mats “an all-time classic rock band.” He also muses on seeing the band in 1985 when “they were so drunk they didn’t ...
Elvis Costello, the Motors and OMD
  –  March 21, 2018
Elvis Costello in concert at Barrowlands in Glasgow in 2004, plus a session recorded on this date (22nd March) in 1977 by the Motors and one from OMD (29/1/1983). Presented by Chris Hawkins.
Elvis Costello covers Johnny Cash poem "I'll Still Love You"
  –  March 21, 2018
Renowned British musician Elvis Costello has paid tribute to the late Johnny Cash with a track entitled "I'll Still Love You". It will be part of a compilation of songs based on poems and letters written by the king of country. "Johnny Cash: Forever Words ...
Elvis Costello Releases Song Based on Johnny Cash Poem, "I'll Still Love You"
  –  March 20, 2018
Elvis Costello has shared a new track from the forthcoming Johnny Cash compilation album Johnny Cash: Forever Words, out on April 6 via Legacy Recordings. The album features new songs based on Cash’s poetry, with a star-studded lineup of musicians ...
Elvis Costello And The Imposters announce UK and Ireland tour
  –  March 20, 2018
Elvis Costello And The Imposters have announced a tour of the UK and Ireland which is set to take place this summer. A total of 10 shows have been scheduled – kicking off at Nottingham’s Royal Concert Hall on June 15 and concluding with a performance ...
Elvis Costello Brings Johnny Cash’s Poetry To Life With The Tender And Aching ‘I’ll Still Love You’
  –  March 20, 2018
Johnny Cash was the rare artist who’s influence and music managed to transcend pretty much any and all genres. Whether you count yourself as a rock fan, country, R&B, soul, it doesn’t matter; chances are there’s a place in your playlist for “The ...
Elvis Costello – “I’ll Still Love You”
  –  March 20, 2018
Long before he teamed up with Rich Rubin on the American albums, Johnny Cash was looking outside his country-music world for cover material. And way back in his 1987 album Johnny Cash Is Coming To Town, he covered “The Big Light,” an Elvis Costello ...
Listen to Elvis Costello’s Musical Setting of Johnny Cash’s Poem “I’ll Still Love You”
  –  March 20, 2018
Johnny Cash: Forever Words is an upcoming compilation of various artists performing songs based on poetry written by Johnny Cash. Produced by John Carter Cash, Johnny and June Carter Cash’s son, the album is due out April 6. It features guest spots by ...
Hear Elvis Costello Cover Johnny Cash Poem 'I'll Still Love You'
  –  March 20, 2018
"You could hear his musical voice on many of the lyrics on the page, but not this one," singer says of transforming country legend's poem into song In a never-before-published interview, the Man in Black's daughter talks historic prison concert, which ...
Elvis Costello & the Imposters: The Return of the Spectacular Spinning Songbook
  –  March 19, 2018
The main Attraction turned lead Imposter has been conspicuous by his relative quietness in recent years. As a way to fill the void, Sky Arts gives us highlights from Elvis’s 2011 sell-out gig in LA, comprising early bite, mid-period balladry and even the ...
40 Years Ago: Elvis Costello Releases His Masterpiece, ‘This Year’s Model’
  –  March 17, 2018
Elvis Costello's debut album, 1977's My Aim Is True, arrived less than a year before its follow-up, This Year's Model. But the two records boasted a sound, style and attitude that were far removed from each other -- a sign of things to come from the ...
Elvis Costello announces summer tour of UK and Ireland
  –  March 16, 2018
Elvis Costello has announced a ten-date tour of the UK and Ireland this summer. He’s joined by his band The Imposters (drummer Pete Thomas, keyboardist Steve Nieve and bassist Davey Faragher) along with backing vocalists Kitten Kuroi and Briana Lee.
Elvis Costello: Mystery Dance
  –  March 2, 2018
Elvis Costello is one of the uncontested geniuses of the rock world. 33 albums and dozens of hit songs have established him as one of the most versatile and intelligent songwriters and performers of his generation. This film provides a definitive account ...
Elvis Costello
  –  February 8, 2018
You can enjoy the music of two legends Joe Jackson and Elvis Costello at Pioneer Place, the piano styles of Amy and Sara at Paramount Theatre, Company Northcrest dance performance, The Jimmy's an…
When Elvis Costello Wrote a Song For ‘Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool,’ He Understood ‘Avoiding Your Own Reflection’
  –  January 12, 2018
Pop stars write closing credit songs all the time. But the story behind Elvis Costello’s moving song “You Shouldn’t Look at Me That Way,” about an older woman’s complicated allure, is crazy. Producer Barbara Broccoli and Peter Turner went to see ...
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